Outdoor Living Basics

Today, many individuals are taking their home decor and living spaces outside. Outdoor living can consist of designing and creating unique outdoor spaces through construction or landscaping projects - from staining decks to building a koi pond with a cascading waterfall we've got you covered. Homeowners are building outdoor kitchens and fireplaces for entertaining purposes, while others are installing unique lighting concepts to reveal the beauty of their yardwork at night. Whichever project you decide to tackle, Angie's List is here to help you figure out the best way to begin transforming your outdoor living space. 

Incandescent light bulbs
Kitchen LightingLamps & LightingLED LightsOutdoor LightingElectrician
Learn all about the different types of light bulbs in our handy guide.
Outdoor lighting for a house
Outdoor LightingAlarms and Home Security SystemsHome Automation & Entertainment Systems
Learn quick tips and terms that span the alphabet and cover home security, safety, storm preparation, insurance coverage and other common home disaster incidents.
two-story brick home exterior lit up at night
Landscaper and Landscape DesignsOutdoor Lighting
Avoid nuisance lighting and glare that bothers neighbors and interferes with the night sky view.
"My existing concrete porch and sidewalk was cracking and uneven." (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Michelle Lewis of Baltimore)
Porches & SunroomsPainted and Polished Concrete Floors
A homeowner's porch was crumbling, which was a blow to the 1928 home's curb appeal.
stamped concrete up close
Hardscaping – Pavers & Stepping StonesPorches & SunroomsPainted and Polished Concrete Floors
Stamped concrete cost ranges from $8 to $18 per square foot. The design of the stamped concrete plays a major role in determining the cost of installation.
 
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